About Me

 

Jayamini de Silva 

Jayamini de Silva is an artist and trained visual arts teacher based in the North-East of England. She was born in Galle, Sri Lanka and migrated to the United Kingdom in 2004, where she founded JammiArt with the aim to enrich people’s understanding of worldwide cultures through the often overlooked medium of art. She later established JammiArt Academy to continue her work during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Jayamini had primary and secondary education in Sri Lanka and entered the University of Kelaniya to study Fine Arts, whereupon she was awarded a government scholarship from the People’s Republic of China to study Chinese Language and Chinese Art in Beijing, 1994

After graduating she was attached to the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka as an assistant lecturer in Chinese Language and then at the University of Peradeniya as a senior Lecturer in Fine Arts.
After settling down for a number of years to start a family, she decided to rekindle her passion for teaching and formed a self-titled organisation named “JammiArt” in 2010. Since then, she has predominantly worked with schools, delivering various multicultural art workshops to their pupils, but continues to provide services for all age groups, including both one-to-one lessons and group sessions.  

Jayamini also exhibits her work locally and internationally – with a number of pieces being permanent staples of cafés, galleries, and private owners’ houses around the world.

She holds a master’s degree in art preservation from the University of Northumbria, in the United Kingdom.

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Art Exhibitions

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2017    “Born with a Darker Tan” - People's Theatre Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK
2017    “Aurora”  Part of 'Masala Festival' at Arch 16 Café, Gateshead , UK
2016    “METTA” Love and Kindness- To mark International Women's day at Newcastle City                      Library, UK
2016    “Brush with Nature”  To mark Chinese New year at Newcastle City  Library, UK
2013    “Dark Tanned Chinese”- To mark Chinese New Year at Newcastle City Library, UK
2012    'Arab Spring and its women on crossroads' - To mark the International Women's Day                    at Newcastle City Library, UK
2011    “Ink on Rice”- Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy, Biscuit Tin Studio Gallery,                        Newcastle, UK
2011    'Butterfly' - Srilankan professionals Association, C & L Country Club, London, UK
2010    “Neth”- An Asian Eye, Made in Newcastle, Newcastle, UK
2002    “Sthree”, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya  Sri Lanka
2002    “Sthree”, Alliance Francaise, Kandy, Sri Lanka
2001    “Anganawo”, Kandalama Hotel, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
1997    “Neth”, National Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Group 
2023    “Thesith Ru” – Lionel Wendt art gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
2020     “Open out” -Baltic centre for contemporary art, Gateshead, UK 
2016    “All we are saying''  Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead, UK 
2015    “All we are saying”  Holy Biscuit, Shieldfield, Newcastle, UK 
2015    “Migrant Artists' Show”  Holy Biscuit, Shieldfield, Newcastle, UK 
2014    “Advert and Adventure”- Holy Biscuit, Shieldfield ,Newcastle, UK 
2013    “Ethnicity” exhibition marking Black History Month at Washington Art Centre, UK 
2012    “Traditional Chinese Paintings & Calligraphy”,North East Chinese Association,                             Newcastle, UK 
2011    “People and Portraiture”, Oxford House, London, UK 
2011    “Pick & Mix”, Stockton Art Centre, Middlesbrough, UK 
2010    International Women's Day celebrations, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK 
2003    “Serendipity”, October Gallery, London, UK 
2001    “Harmony”, Lionel Wentd Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
1999    51st Srilanka Independence Day Celebration, Hilton Hotel, Beijing, China 
1997    “Dreaming in Dreamy Gallery”, Dreamy Gallery, Beijing, China 
1996    “Triangle” Cafe- Cafe, Beijing, China